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Five Hot Looks For The Fourth Of July

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The invitation has been stuck to your fridge for weeks. You’ve been looking forward to the event ever since you saw the invite in your mailbox. But you have a dilemma: what am I going to wear!? Many women have trouble picking the perfect outfit for the annual Fourth of July event that comes around every summer. It can be a daunting task finding a fashionable outfit that incorporates all colors signifying the good ol’ U S of A. Let’s be honest, it’s not every day that we find ourselves decked out in red, white, and blue. However, it most definitely can be done! Luckily, you can count on Ask Miss A to solve your dilemma and show you all the best looks so you walk into that party feeling (and looking) like a million bucks!

 

 

 

 

 

Look #1 Pool/Beach Party

A maxi dress, like this one from Free People, $198, is trendy, casual enough for this type of event, and loose so you’re not overwhelmed by the July heat. Add a white fedora like this one by Anthony Peto, $225, and you’ll fend off a sunburn and look fabulous.

 

Anthony Peto Fedora $225 (photo credit: www.modewalk.com)

(photo credit: www.modewalk.com)

Blue & White Tie Dye Maxi Dress (http://www.freepeople.com) $198

(photo credit: www.freepeople.com)

Deck yourself out in blue and white stripes this Fourth of July with a halter bathing suit like this one from J. Crew, $110, and don’t forget a cover up tunic like this one from Tommy Bahama, $98, for when sun goes down.

Halter Tank Bathing Suit $110 (photo credit: www.jcrew.com)

(photo credit: www.jcrew.com)

Crinkle Georgette Tunic $98 (photo credit: www.tommybahama.com)

(photo credit: www.tommybahama.com)

Look #2 Wedding

Attending a wedding this Fourth of July? Show up in a clean cut blue dress like this Jewel Neck Sheath Dress by Anne Klein, $129, and you’ll be feeling both festive and fabulous!

Jewel Neck Sheath Dress $129 (anneklein.com)

(photo credit: www.anneklein.com)

If blue isn’t your color, try a red dress instead like this one by Refine Mint, $52.99. Complete your outfit with white or tan pumps.

Refine Mint Dress $52.99 (photo credit: www.modcloth.com)

(photo credit: www.modcloth.com)

 If you’re in need of a festive bag to go with your ensemble, try something like this Alexander Wang Pochette, $235.

Alexander Wang Pochette $235 (photo credit: www.alexanderwang.com)

(photo credit: www.alexanderwang.com)

Look #3 Work Function

If your workplace is celebrating the holiday together this year, this outfit option is perfect for you. Pair some loose Ann Taylor Pleated Resort Shorts, $58, with a fitted top, some sandals, and a red statement necklace, like this House of Harlow 1960 Leather Station Necklace, $75.

House of Harlow 1960 Leather Station Necklace $75 (photo credit: www.nordstrom.com)

House of Harlow 1960 Leather Station Necklace $75 (photo credit: www.nordstrom.com)

Pleated Resort Shorts $58 (photo credit: anntaylor.com)

Pleated Resort Shorts $58 (photo credit: anntaylor.com)

This casual Blue Anja Crepe Dress, $222.75, paired with a J. Crew Beaded Rose Necklace, $128, adds a feminine touch to the outfit. You’ll be the classiest lady at the event!

Beaded Rose Necklace $128 (photo credit: www.jcrew.com)

(photo credit: www.jcrew.com)

Blue Anja Crepe Dress $222.75 (http://www.whistles.co.uk)

(http://www.whistles.co.uk)

 

Look #4 Date Night

Has Fourth of July turned into date night? Throw on this flirty, Backstage Red Peplum Top $110, paired with a pair of crisp, white skinny jeans, like these AG Stevie Ankle Sateen Jeans, $159, and wedges. You’ll be beaming with confidence and ready for anything the night throws at you.

Backstage Red Peplum Top $110 (photo credit: www.revolveclothing.com)

(photo credit: www.revolveclothing.com)

AG Stevie Ankle Sateen Jeans $159 (photo credit: www.anthropologie.com)

(photo credit: www.anthropologie.com)

If you’re date is a bit fancier, you’ll be white hot in a sleek dress like this Premiere Dress (Kate Hudson for Ann Taylor), $128.

Premiere Dress Kate Hudson for Ann Taylor $128 (photo credit: www.anntaylor.com)

(photo credit: www.anntaylor.com)

 

Look #5 Barbecue

 A white-lace romper like this one by Lovers + Friends, $167, a pair of the new Jonathan Adler x TOMS Memphis sunglasses, $169, and a few swipes of red lipstick and you’ll be good to go!

Lovers + Friends Romper $167 (photo credit: www.revolveclothing.com)

(photo credit: www.revolveclothing.com)

(photo credit: http://www.toms.com/womens/features/jonathan-adler/memphis-toms-x-jonathan-adler/e)

(photo credit: http://www.toms.com)

Get into the spirit with these Putney Simple Suede Point Shoes, $56, they’ll add just the right amount of color to your ensemble.

Putney Simple Suede Point Shoes $56 (photo credit: us.accessorize.com)

(photo credit: us.accessorize.com)

 

Classic denim shorts like these J. Crew Patina Wash $79.50, and a flowing, white tank like this T by Alexander Wang Silk Tank $139. A pair of Tumbled Leather Red Reva Tory Burch Flats $235, keeps the outfit casual but stylish.

T by Alexander Wang Silk Tank $118.80 (photo credit: www.saksfifthavenue.com)

(photo credit: www.alexanderwang.com)

Patina Wash Denim Shorts $79.50 (photo credit: www.jcrew.com)

(photo credit: www.jcrew.com)

Red Reva Tory Burch Flats $225 (photo credit: www.toryburch.com)

(photo credit: www.toryburch.com)

 

Now you’re ready to celebrate the best holiday of the summer, so go enjoy those fireworks!

 

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